Kuldhara of Jaisalmer: The Village Cursed by its Own People

Kuldhara of Jaisalmer: The Indian soil contains some of the most unusual places, which are still uncleared of its stories or incidents that took place in the past. The legend of Kuldhara is also kind of horrifying and mysterious one.
Kuldhara of Jaisalmer: The Village Cursed by its Own People
Kuldhara of Jaisalmer: The Village Cursed by its Own People

Kuldhara of Jaisalmer: The story belongs to a village in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, a barren land for the past one hundred and seventy years.

A village that got desolated in a single night, and ended up being cursed by its own people, and now what remains is a barren land that had existed as a village for centuries.

There is a strange story behind the desertion of the Kuldhara village of Jaisalmer. This desertion was initiated 200 years ago when Kuldhara was not ruined and the surrounding 84 villages were inhabitat by the Paliwal Brahmins.

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Reason for Kuldhara's desertion

The day when the evil eyes of Salim Singh, Diwan of the princely state fell for a girl of Kuldhara village. The diwan was so mad for the girl that he just wanted to get her by any means possible, and in the end, he told the Brahmins that if he did not get the girl by the full moon of the month, he would attack the village and take her away.

This became an issue as the diwan challenged the dignity of the girl as well as the self-respect of the village. The next morning, a meeting of Paliwal Brahmins took place, and decided to leave the village but not give the girl to Salim Singh.

Portrait of Salim Singh: A cruel Diwan
Portrait of Salim Singh: A cruel Diwan

After this, all the villagers of the 84 villages evacuated somewhere else, and it is said that while leaving the village, those Brahmins cursed this place.

Let us tell you that with the changing times, 82 villages were re-formed, but two villages Kuldhara and Khabha have not been populated to date even after all the efforts.

These villages are now under the protection of the Archaeological Department of India, which is open daily for tourists during the daylight.

Kuldhara of Jaisalmer: Effect of the curse of Paliwal Brahmins

It is said that the village is under the possession of supernatural powers. According to those who come to visit Kuldhara village, which has been turned into a tourist place, the sound of Paliwal Brahmins living here is heard even today. They feel there every moment that someone is walking around.

Kuldhara during the Dusk
Kuldhara during the Dusk

There is always the sound of the hustle and bustle of the market, the sound of women talking and their bangles and anklets. The administration has made a gate on the outskirts of this village, across which tourists keep coming for a walk during the day, but no one dares to cross this gate at night.

There is a temple in Kuldhara village which is still free from the curse. There is also a stepwell which was the source of drinking water in those days.

There are also some stairs descending into a silent corridor, it is said that some voices are often heard here after dusk.

People believe that that voice is the pain of the 18th century, through which the Paliwal Brahmins had gone through.

Inscription at Kuldhara
Inscription at Kuldhara

There are some houses in the village, where mysterious shadows often appear in front of the eyes. In the daylight, everything seems like a tale of history, but at dusk the doors of the Kuldhara close, and a mysterious world of spiritual forces is visible. People say that whoever came here at night became a victim of an accident.

Kuldhara of Jaisalmer: Paranormal Studies at Kuldhara 

In May 2013, a team of Paranormal Society, which came from Delhi, spent the night in Kuldhara village. The team admitted that there is something unusual here.

In the evening, the drone camera was taking pictures of the village from the sky, but as soon as it came over that step well, the camera fell to the ground while diving into the air.

Haunted stepwell of Kuldhara
Haunted stepwell of Kuldhara

Anshul Sharma, Vice President of the Paranormal Society had told that we had a device named Ghost Box, which can be used in questions to the ghosts and he used it during his visit to Kuldhara. He said that he heard some of the voices of the spirits with the device.

Kuldhara of Jaisalmer: Gold underneath Kuldhara land

According to historians, the Paliwal Brahmins had buried their wealth, which contained a large amount of gold, silver, diamonds, and jewels, under the ground.

This is the reason that whoever comes here starts digging from place to place. With the hope that maybe that gold might be in their hands. This village is still found inscribed from place to place.

Frequently asked questions

Q

Who cursed the Kuldhara village of Rajasthan?

A

The village was cursed by its own people, who did so too, because of a cruel Diwan Salim Singh who wanted the girl of a Paliwal Brahmin.

Q

Who cursed the Kuldhara village of Rajasthan?

A

The village was cursed by its own people, who did so too, because of a cruel Diwan Salim Singh who wanted the girl of a Paliwal Brahmin.

Q

Is Kuldhara among the most haunted places in India?

A

Indeed, Kuldhara is among the most haunted places in India, but unlike Bhangarh, it is not popular among tourists. Kuldhara's tails are much enough to scare the inner soul of anyone and exciting as well.

Q

Is the village of Kuldhara still deserted?

A

82 villages were re-formed, but two villages Kuldhara and Khabha have not been populated to date even after all the efforts as people confront a lot of paranormal things after the dusk in Kuldhara.

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